Pakko technique is known for its sturdiness and longevity. Pakko is derived from ‘pakka’, which means, permanent. The motifs used in Pakko are both geometric and floral. These are first shaped out with a chalk like substance and then worked mainly in shades of red, dark green and gold or yellow with a characteristic black. Sometimes yellow or white borders are used a lot. Mirrors, called tika are used as the centres of the flowers and to make border designs. Though embroidery threads of silk can be used, cotton is usually favored. Trimmings like mirrors, beads, buttons, and tassels enhance this embroidery style to produce richly ornamented shawls, shirts, cushions and other apparel.